SESSION TITLE: Lung Cancer III
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Talc is generally recognized as the agent of choice for pleurodesis. However, although uncommon, acute respiratory failure is a serious complication. Previous studies showed that smaller particles and higher doses of talc might increase the risk of acute respiratory failure. In the present study, we sought to determine the risk factors related to development of talc-induced acute respiratory failure.